If you are ever stranded at an airport, bus station, etc., look in the phone book or ask the nearest Customer Representative for The Traveler's Aid Society number.  Many airports have a Traveler's 
Aid booth and they can help you with a number of difficulties.

Detroit Metro Airport DOES have a booth and here is their main contact info.

Traveler's Aid Society of Metropolitan Detroit                
65 Cadillac Square
30 th Floor 
Detroit MI  
Phone:  313-962-6740
Website:  http://travelersaiddetroit.org

Did you know that CANCER PATIENTS can fly FREE in empty seats on Corporate jets?

MIRACLE FLIGHTS FOR KIDS fly's children for free to their treatment centers around the country!
2756 Green Valley Parkway   Suite #115
Green Valley, NV  89104-2120
Phone:  800-359-1711  OR  702-261-0494
Email:  amcg@miracleflights.org
Website:  www.miracleflights.org

You can fly to recognized treatment centers around the country, ABSOLUTELY FREE, in the empty seats on corporate jets.  Corporate Angel Network, a national public charity, works directly with patients and families to coordinate their travel needs with the flight plans of some of the nation's largest corporations.  Since 1981, they have arranged more than 20,000 flights with cancer patients aboard.  
Corporate Angel Network, Inc.
Westchester County Airport
One Loop Road
White Plains, NY  10604
Phone:  1-866-328-1313
Email:  Info@CorpAngelNetwork.org
Website:  www.CorpAngelNetwork.org

When you reach your destination, you're family will need a place to stay......and that's where the Ronald McDonald Charities comes in!  The Ronald McDonald House serves as a temporary 
home near the medical facility where family members can sleep, eat, relax and find support from 
other families in similar situations.  In return, families are asked to make a donation ranging on average from $5 to $20 per day if possible.  If this is not possible, the stay is FREE!    

There are more than 245 Ronald McDonald Houses in 26 countries and more than 6,000 bedrooms worldwide are available for families each night!  Since 1974, the Ronald McDonaldHouse Program 
has helped more than 10 million families.  To check for a house at your destination, go to 

Metro Detroit Ronald McDonald Houses:
3911 Beaubien Boulevard                                                      
Detroit MI 48201                                                                          
Phone: 313-745-5909  
1600 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor MI  48104
Phone:  734-994-4442


Healthcare Hospitality Network        
PO Box 1439 
Gresham, OR 97030 
Phone: 800-542-9730 
Email: bquinn@hhnetwork.org 
Website: www.hhnetwork.org 
HHN is a nationwide professional association of nearly 200 unique, nonprofit organizations
that provide lodging and support services to patients and their families who are receiving
medical treatment far from their home communities.


HOPE Lodge                             
Phone:  1-800-ACS-2345  OR  800-227-2345
Website:  http://www.cancer.org/treatment/supportprogramsservices/hopelodge/
Travelling out of town for treatment when required can be prohibitively expensive, so the American Cancer Society has a FREE place where cancer patients and their caregivers can
stay when home is far away. Currently, there are 31 Hope Lodge locations throughout the U.S., offering private rooms and a nurturing home-like environment so patients can focus on getting well. Accommodations and eligibility requirements vary by location and availability is first come, first served. 

Crossroads of Michigan
2424 W. Grand Blvd.
Detroit MI  48208
Phone:  313-831-2797
Website: www.crossroadsofmichigan.org
Helps people seeking safe refuge across the state and across the country, for situations 
from domestic abuse to medical emergenices. 

Are you a RUNAWAY that needs a way to get home?

The National Runaway Hotline operates a "Home Free" program  in conjunction with Greyhound 
Bus Line that will reunite you with your family. They offer other services as well to runaways that's worth checking out including a message service.  United Airlines is also the official airline of this organization.

You must be between the ages of 12 and 20 and a missing person report must have been
filed by your parents or legal guardians with your local police.
Call 1-800-RUNAWAY  OR  go to www.1800runaway.org

(Look under "Runaway Resources" webpage as well!)

Do you have a family member in the Military who is sick or injured in another state or country?  
Would you like to be with them by can't afford the trip?

Do I have a deal for you!    First, did you know about Operation Hero Miles?  

Frequent flyers donate their extra miles to this organization and they in turn can use those miles 
to get sick or injured military people home OR their loved ones to them, no matter where they are
in the world!   Go to this link:  http://www.heromiles.org  for more information!


Veterans Airlift Command
Provides free air transportation to wounded warriors, veterans and their families for medical 
and other purposes through a national network of volunteer aircraft owners and pilots.  
Go to www.veteransairlift.org OR call 952-582-2911.  See more details below!


NOW, once you are there, where do you stay??

The Fisher House is a "home away from home" for families of patients receiving medical care 
at major military and VA medical centers.  The homes are normally located within walking distance 
of the treatment facility or have transportation available.  There are 34 current Fisher Houses with 
six more currently being built.  

The Fisher House is a temporary residence and is not a treatment facility, hospice or counseling center.  Each house is designed to provide 8 to 21 suites and can accommodate 16 to 42 family members.  They feature a common kitchen, laundry facilities, spacious dining room and an inviting living room with library and toys for children.  The program began in 1990 and has offered more 
than 1 1/2 million days of lodging to more than 70,000 families.

Cost varies by location but the average charge for lodging in 2005 was less than $10 per family 
per day.  

Ten locations, to include all VA Fisher Houses, offer FREE lodging.  
Families of service members hospitalized due to service in Iraq or Afghanistan do NOT 
pay the daily fee.

Phone:  301-294-8560  OR  888-294-8560
Website:  http://www.fisherhouse.org


Kids Wings                                       
5144 Lisch Drive
Whitmore Lake,  MI    48189-9774
Phone:  810-599-8765
Email:  info@kidswings.org
Website:  www.kidswings.org
Kid's Wings is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization based in S.E. Michigan that provides free 
flights to those in financial and medical need of transportation to, from, or through this area 
for treatment.  Flights are provided in small, privately owned or leased aircraft at no cost to 
the recipient. Our focus is on children but the service is available to all who meet the require
-ments, regardless of age.

Email:  staff@AirLifeLine.org
Website: www.AirLifeLine.org
Provides FREE air transportation nationwide for people with medical and financial 
need and for other humanitarian reasons (such as wish-granting trips). 

National Patient Air Transportation Helpline
C/O Mercy Medical  Airlift
4620 Haygood Road,  Suite 1
Virginia Beach VA  23455
Phone: 800-296-1217  OR  734-318-9174
Email: info@nationalpatienttravelcenter.org
Website:  http://www.mercymedical.org
Fly's evacuees in the wake of national emergencies and transports military families 
affected by deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan.  Also patients.  

Air Charity Network (ACN)
410 1st Ave. N.W.
Rochester MN  55901
Phone:  877-621-7177
Website:  www.AirCharityNetwork.org
Free air transportation to special health care facilities or distant destinations.

Sky Ark Inc.
PO  Box 1553
Buena Vista, CO  81211
Phone:  719-395-8686  OR  719-395-8331  OR  303-229-2590
Email:  admin@skyark.org
Website:  www.skyark.org
Air transpiration & airlift services during disasters and desperate crisis situations for animals.

National Patient Travel Center
4620 Haygood Road   Suite #1
Virginia Beach VA  23455
Phone:  800-296-1217
Email:  info@nationalpatienttravelcenter.org
Website:  www.patienttravel.org

Wings of Mercy
10720 Adams Street
Holland MI  49423
Phone: 888-78-MERCY (63729)  OR  616-396-1077
Email:  wings@wingsofmercy.org
Website:  www.wingsofmercy.org

Veterans Airlift Command
5775 Wayzata Blvd.  Suite 700
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
Phone:  952-582-2911
Email:  info@veteransairlift.org
Website:  www.veteransairlift.org
Fly's wounded warriors, veterans & families for medical & other compassionate purposes.

Angel Flight For Veterans
Phone:  757-318-9107
Website:  www.veterans-aeromedical.org
Provides free or reduced rate medical transportation for veterans or active-duty military 
personnel and their families.

Volunteer Mercy Pilots
13616 N. Kinyon Road
Grand Ledge MI  48837-9733
Phone:  517-627-4719
Email:  vmpko@aol.com 

Air Care Alliance
P.O. Box 1940 
Manassas, VA  22110
Phone:  800-296-1217
Private pilots volunteer their time, using 4-6 passenger planes, transporting seriously
 ill patients between their state of residence and state of treatment.  Patients must be 
ambulatory and condition must be stable. Physician clearance and consent form necessary.  
No medical equipment on board.  arrangements should be made one week in advance.  
Services are at no charge with a 500 mile flight range.  Referrals for linkage available for 
additional flight distance.

Air Ambulance America
5804 Sunset Drive
Miami, FL  33143
Phone:  800-262-8526
Provides air transportation for cancer patients.  Complete bedside transfer from door-to-door 
with nurses and doctors in attendance if necessary.  A fee is charged determined by distance 
and necessary medical care required.  Insurance payment is accepted with pre-approval.  
Services available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

Angel Flight
Website:  http://www.angelflight.org
Flies within 13 western states.....call to coordinate flights.

Continental Care Force
Phone:  281-261-6626
Provides free air transportation to medical patients with financial need.

Miles For Kids
Website:  http://www.aa.com        
Run by American Airlines


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